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Procurement Manager - Light Fleet

Company: Ecolab
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Job Description:

Ecolab has an opening for a Procurement Manager in our Global Procurement Team located in St. Paul, MN. If you are a passionate professional that is seeking opportunity, advancement, and a rewarding career we invite you to apply. This is a great opportunity to join a highly recognized global growth company offering competitive compensation and benefits in addition to career growth.

Job Overview:

This take charge leader will lead indirect procurement activities for assigned subcategories, including Light Fleet. The strong performer will be recognized as procurement strategy expert and will collaborate with research & development, manufacturing, quality, planning, logistics, marketing, and suppliers in order to identify and drive total delivered cost savings, security of supply, innovation and process improvements.

The strong performer can expect further career advancement with Ecolab and will have the opportunity to move into other procurement and supply chain leadership roles within the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to advance your career with a stable growing company!

What You Will Do:


  • Identifies, develops, and implements broader category sourcing strategies and savings projects for the Light Fleet category to reduce total delivered cost, mitigate headwinds, implement best practices and and lead continuous improvement initiatives for Ecolabs fleet of approximately 12,000 sales and service vehicles.
  • Leads a Total Delivered Cost (TDC) sourcing process including spend analytics, market analyses, team workshops, should cost models, sourcing strategy development and negotiation
  • Effectively communicates strategies, results, and metrics to leadership teams as required
  • Develops contract strategies and effectively negotiates key commercial and supply positions for the benefit of Ecolab business requirements and goals
  • Stays abreast of industry trends for assigned categories. Provides guidance and recommendations to business units in order to support margin and top line growth
  • Effectively implements strategic supplier strategies and initiatives. Develops business relationships at multiple levels within supplier accounts to manage performance, quality improvement, productivity and service level
  • Leads, coaches and develops direct reports to ensure strong performance and build high performing teams.
  • Develops, aligns and drives strategic projects to improve procurement processes, tools, and efficiencies
  • Manages procurement work streams associated with growth strategies and acquisitions in order to meet corporate objectives
  • Implements purchasing infrastructure in conjunction with functions and supply chain to assure availability at required quality & cost levels

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance or related field
    • 5+ years of experience in procurement, marketing, RDE, finance, or supply chain
    • Immigration Sponsorship is not offered for this role

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience in fleet management
      • Advanced degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Business or Finance
      • Demonstrated history of leadership, teamwork, and project management skills
      • Demonstrated competitive drive and strong orientation for results and achievement
      • Demonstrated skills in clear communication and presentation
      • Demonstrated professionalism and strong presence in interactions with others

        Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

        At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

        In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

Keywords: Ecolab, Minneapolis , Procurement Manager - Light Fleet, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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